Emmys 2024: Succession, The Bear and Beef among winners

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Matthew Macfadyen, Succession, speaks onstage during the 75th Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 15, 2024
Image caption,Matthew Macfadyen said it was a “great honour” to be named best supporting actor for his role in Succession

Succession, Beef and The Bear are the big winners at the Emmy Awards, which are taking place in Los Angeles.

Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen all won acting prizes, while Jesse Armstrong won the prize for best writing of a drama series.

In his acceptance speech, Macfadyen said it was “a great honour” and thanked “the entire Succession family”.

Sir Elton John also won his first Emmy Award, making him an EGOT.

That means he has joined an exclusive club of performers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

Elton Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium won best variety special live, marking the British singer-songwriter’s first Emmy nomination and award.

However, Sir Elton could not pick up the honour after having a knee operation.

A spokesperson accepted the trophy on his behalf, describing the win as “historic” and said Sir Elton had “navigated the soundtrack to our lives [and] he’s done so much great for society”.

Other winners of the night included The White Lotus and Abbott Elementary.

In his acceptance speech: Macfadyen joked: “I must make special mention to my on-screen wife Sarah Snook, and my other on-screen wife Nicholas Braun.”

Braun plays Cousin Greg in Succession, and the two characters’ relationship was a favourite with viewers.

“Acting with you has been one of the most wonderful things in my career, thank you Nick, thank you Sarah,” Macfadyen added.

Armstrong, the British screenwriter who created Succession, also scooped the top prize for best writing in a drama series.

Succession, the critically acclaimed series about a media mogul and the power struggles between his dysfunctional family, concluded last year after four seasons.

In Armstrong’s speech, he referred back to the main plotline, joking: “For some reason, the name of a certain Australia-born media mogul, Rupert Murdoch springs to mind.”

He added: “I come from the UK and the show is about things that are close to the centre of American life and politics, and we’ve always been met with generosity and good faith and that’s part of America’s tradition of being very welcoming to outsiders and it’s very nice.”

Jeremy Allen White at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Peacock Theater on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, California
Image caption,Jeremy Allen White was named best comedy actor for his performance in The Bear
Quinta Brunson at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Peacock Theater on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, California
Image caption,Quinta Brunson became emotional as she accepted the prize for leading comedy actress

The Bear won three acting prizes, for its star Jeremy Allen White, and supporting actors Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

Accepting his award, White said: “I am so full of gratitude to be standing in front of you all – I love this show so much, it filled me up, set a fire in me.”

Edebiri’s win marks the third award she has won in 10 days, following similar prizes at the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards.

She told the audience she was “so incredibly grateful for so many reasons”. https://repositoryku.com/

“This is a show about found family and real family, and my parents are here tonight – thank you so much for loving me and letting me feel beautiful and black and proud of all of that,” she said.

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